“Loot” by Joe Orton
Directors - Holly and Rob Mapletoft
Show Dates 8th - 13th APRIL 2019
A masterpiece of black farce, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves. Dennis works for an undertaker. Hal's old Mum has just died. They rob the bank next door to the funeral parlour and find just the place to hide the loot. With the money hidden in Mum's coffin, there's no place for Mum whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times. When Inspector Truscott turns up, the already thickened plot goes topsy-turvy. Rarely performed in the amateur theatre scene, Louth Playgoers are proud to present one of the most famous plays of its generation.
A Joe Orton play tells of a theft,
With a rich widower left bereft.
What can the thieves do with the plunder?
With a funeral to attend, it leads us to wonder.
A coffin, a hearse, a body, a nurse,
Two thieves, one son, could it get worse?
Hey it the sixties, don’t be a square,
Come see which criminals are caught in the snare.
1 female :
Fay– 20’s-40’s, blonde bombshell, serial bride, catholic nurse.
McLeavy – 50’s-70’s, Irish widower
Hal – 20’s-30’s, stupid, child of the sixties, full of love and grooviness
Dennis – 20’s-30’s, hearse driver, child of sixties, in love with Fay
Truscott – Inspector, 40’s-70’s, great at deduction, suspicious
For enquiries please contact Holly on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01507 609295, or 07944424924